Kick the single-use plastic habit
The majority of the US plastic waste no longer meets the purity standards set by the countries (mainly China) to which the US has been selling it. This has created a glut in the plastic waste market that cannot be absorbed by US markets.
Help reduce the amount of plastic waste you generate by:
- Limiting your use of single-use plastic (bottled water, soda, juice etc.) In 1960, Americans consumed thirty pounds of plastic, compared to over 300 pounds of plastic each year in modern day.
- Re-using what you can.
- Buying local. You’ll avoid a lot of packaging by shopping at farmers markets.
- Composting your food scraps. This will cut recycling contamination and a huge portion of your trash.
- “Recycling” what’s left.